Monday, 14 August 2017

Easy Ways To Save Money On Your Mobile Bill

We all love our mobile phones don't we and sometimes our phone bills reflect that. If you are looking to save money on your mobile phone bill here are some tips for you.

Check your current usage




If you are paying more for your bill than you expect to, check your usage. You can do this by ringing your mobile provider or checking old phone bills. If you are on a contract you may be paying for data, calls and texts you don't use, if so ask to swap to a different contract or consider pay as you go.

If you travel a lot you may want to consider a mobile provider like Three. Their Feel At Home scheme allows you to use your data, text and calls as you would in the UK and it covers over 60 countries including the USA, Australia and Singapore. 

Pay as you go 

A pay as you go option maybe better if you use your phone infrequently, however if you use your phone all the time a contract will most likely be the best option. 

Change your contract

If your contract has come to an end and you are looking to change, a comparison site such as mobilephonechecker will help you compare some of the best deals. You can also search for contracts, pay as you go sims, pay as you go phones, sim only and sim free so it's worth checking out.

Use a free messaging service




Sites such as Whatsapp allow you to send messages including audio and video via your mobile phone. This is especially good if you have unlimited data use with your contract or are using free Wi-Fi. It, therefore, saves you money by reducing normal text and multimedia messages sent on your mobile.

Stop Wi-Fi apps using data 

If you have an iPhone, go to Settings > Mobile Data and then scroll down to see which apps are using mobile data. If you turn off the apps you don't need on the go then this stops these apps updating in the background, saving your data and helping preserve battery life.

Wi-Fi assist is another setting that can eat your mobile data if you have IOS9 or above. It is on by default and lets the mobile data kick in if the Wi-Fi isn't very good. To turn it off go to Settings >Mobile Data then scroll down to Wi-Fi Assist and turn it off.

Decline or cancel insurance

If you are careful person do you really need insurance for your mobile phone? Obviously, some people may need it but you need to weigh up the cost of the insurance versus how much a new phone would cost you anyway. Also, read the terms and conditions of the policy before signing up - there maybe an excess or very specific circumstances in which the company will pay up.

Use Skype or Facetime



Skype allows you to talk for free on mobile or desktop with video or voice calls anywhere in the world, whilst Apples Facetime allows you to do the same on your all your Apple devices.



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So here are some easy ways to save money on your mobile phone bill. Do you have any tips?

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17 comments

  1. I definitely need to take onboard some of these tips, especially about conserving my data.

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  2. Great tips i have insurance on my phone as i have a small child who gets hold of it. I'm definitely going to compare for a cheaper insurance though. Another tip is to have a safety buffer so you can't spend over a certain amount.

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  3. This is something I definitely needed to read; such amazing tips that I can take on board immediately :) I don't actually have phone insurance which is so bad, but will definitely compare them before getting one!

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    1. I don't have insurance. I think you have to weigh up the pros and cons of it. If you are a person that doesn't lose things and is always super careful on holiday then maybe you don't need it.

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  4. I'd love to be able to pay outright for a phone and just have a sim only contract but it's always so much money for a good phone x

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  5. Great tips! I hadn't even thought about looking on comparison sites when renewing my contract. My contract is up in a few months so I will definitely be checking this out! x

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    1. Comparison sites are useful. I always use it for car insurance so why not for mobile phones?

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  6. I love using Skype or Whatsapp for video calls and messaging. It's actually easier as I can use them on my computer as well as my phone too.

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  7. I am forever changing my tariff, however, I do use a lot of data as I use spotify SO much. xo

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  8. I hadn't thought of looking on comparison sites, I'll definitely do that when I'm next up for renewal. WhatsApp is so amazing for free messaging, it's all me and my friends use now.

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    1. It could be useful and save you money, so worth a look.

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  9. some great tips! i use whatsapp a lot

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  10. I have got myself into the habit of remembering to switch my data off when I am in a place with WIFI and at home, including public places. It is so easy to use up your data as 4G uses alot up

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  11. This is really helpful. My contract is up for renewal and I don't use anywhere near the amount of calls and texts I have. I shall have to shop around this time.

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    1. Mine is too so I am going to using the comparison site as well.

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  12. I've just changed my contract and keep going over my data now which is so annoying! Great tips, thank you x

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